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Importance of Self Love in Recovery

It can be difficult to love yourself in modern society, with airbrushed photos and posts about “perfect lives” on social media. When you struggle with addiction, this quest for self-acceptance and happiness can become even more difficult to navigate. Addiction can make you lie to yourself, and many people struggling with substance abuse disorders see…

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What’s an Executive Rehab Center?

Addiction can affect anyone from any background. A substance abuse disorder will damage important aspects of your life, such as your relationships and health, regardless of who you are and where you come from. People from all walks of life end up considering rehab, so why not find one that caters specifically to your needs?…

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Can I Afford Rehab? Absolutely.

For anyone struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction, it can feel like there are a million reasons not to go to rehab. However, at some point, you have to realize that those are the substance abuse’s words, not yours. Proper and professional treatment is vital and lifesaving for those struggling with a substance abuse…

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6 Signs of Addiction

It’s easy to get wrapped up in worry about your loved ones. Sometimes, these worries can be unfounded or misplaced. A parent will worry when their child is five minutes late coming home from school, and spouses may worry when their text goes unanswered for half an hour. It’s easy to get carried away with…

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What Is a Halfway House For?

The steps of recovery don’t come to a screeching halt after completing a substance abuse treatment program. Although completing a program should be celebrated, you still need to adjust to life without treatment in an environment that will never be controlled the way a facility is. You’ve worked hard, no matter the circumstances, to make…

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Preventing Relapse This New Year’s Eve

For people in recovery from addiction, fighting against urges can feel like a full-time job. When a holiday like New Year’s Eve, one of alcohol’s favorite celebrations, comes along, the job gets even harder. The reality is that New Year’s Eve comes every year regardless of whether or not you’re sober. It’s up to you…

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Enjoying a Sober Christmas

For many people struggling with addiction or substance abuse disorder, the holidays are a difficult time. Alcohol has become almost synonymous with Christmas for some, and sobriety during holiday events can feel like a chore. However, living a sober lifestyle does not mean that you can’t enjoy the season and have a happy and fulfilling…

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What Is Surf Therapy?

People in recovery from drug or alcohol abuse have plenty of options for rehabilitation, from traditional residential programs to newer all-natural approaches. Holistic therapy programs have never been more popular, and in coastal cities, surf therapy is no exception. Research has suggested that surf therapy can be extremely helpful for individuals with substance abuse issues,…

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Risks of Drinking on Thanksgiving

For people worldwide, holidays are an important time to celebrate and spend quality time with the people they love. On Thanksgiving, in particular, large families may gather for the first time all year, and it can be a bright and cheery event with lots of great food. Unfortunately, it’s also common that holidays like Thanksgiving…

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Helping a Codependent Parent

Navigating a healthy relationship with your parent as an adult can be difficult, regardless of the situation you’re in. When that parent develops codependency toward you, it can feel impossible. When you try to picture a codependent relationship, many people visualize an unhealthy romantic relationship. While codependency does occur in marriages and between romantic partners,…